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Why packed beaches and pool parties should worry euphoric investors

Why packed beaches and pool parties should worry euphoric investors

Wall Street returned from Memorial Day weekend in a euphoric mood as investors celebrated the reopening of the American economy from the coronavirus pandemic. Optimism about a potential resurgence of consumer spending and hopes for a vaccine carried the Dow above the 25,000 level Tuesday for the first time in 11 weeks. The index has…MORE

Pentagon deputy inspector general resigns, becomes latest watchdog to exit administration

Pentagon deputy inspector general resigns, becomes latest watchdog to exit administration

A top internal watchdog at the Pentagon, Glenn Fine, submitted his resignation Tuesday, more than a month after President Donald Trump effectively removed him as chairman of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, a group of independent watchdogs tasked with overseeing $2 trillion in emergency coronavirus funding. One Pentagon official told CNN that Glenn Fine, the…MORE

Covering a crisis with Wolf Blitzer: Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s coronavirus podcast for May 26

CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta is joined by colleague and veteran anchor, Wolf Blitzer, to discuss covering the unprecedented story of this coronavirus pandemic. You can listen on your favorite podcast app or read the transcript below. CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer (Archival clip): Our medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, is at a hospital…MORE

JK Rowling releases children’s book ‘The Ickabog’ online for free

JK Rowling releases children’s book ‘The Ickabog’ online for free

“Harry Potter” author JK Rowling has announced a new story called “The Ickabog” to entertain children during coronavirus lockdown. Rowling started writing “The Ickabog” while she was still completing the original Wizarding World series, and intended to publish it following the seventh — and final — “Harry Potter” book. However, she decided to step back…MORE

Why New Hampshire wants help counting its bats

New Hampshire is going big on bats this summer. Fish and Game officials in the state are looking for volunteers to go bat counting. They’re asking participants to keep track of bats they see on their property and elsewhere as part of a statewide bat counting project. Barns and church steeples often serve as summer…MORE

Donald Trump’s disgusting attacks on Joe Scarborough aren’t a partisan issue

Over the last 10 days, President Donald Trump has repeatedly insinuated that former Florida congressman (and current MSNBC anchor) Joe Scarborough may have been personally involved in the 2001 death of an aide in his district office. Here’s Trump’s latest (of many) tweets on it — from Tuesday morning: “The opening of a Cold Case…MORE

The EU is still divided over coronavirus relief. That could tear it apart

A fight over how to fund the European Union’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is stoking tensions between wealthier and poorer countries, threatening to delay the region’s economic rebound and unleash political and financial forces that could pull the bloc apart. On Wednesday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is due to unveil her…MORE